Dog poop scooping is no fun! But it is less fun to live in a city full of poop…
How could poop scooping be less annoying?
A scooper that makes funny noises can become a new way to play with your dog. This scooper has a mechanism that creates funny noises when collecting poop. You can choose between different sounds (cat noise, toy squiz, barking…).
You could enjoy your dog’s reaction to the noises and interact with other people that use different noises too.
Simple and fun, not only for people but for dogs too!
Submitted by Liat Rogel
As a society, we are disengaged from our future (i.e. we don't work together to bring about social change more often and more forcefully). We also strongly believe that the main reason for this is the fact that we are built to discount issues that we are not immediately connected with (either in terms of time or in terms of location). What we propose is that we use technology to break down this artificial barriers we create in our mind between us and our future and between us and the rest of the world.
Install bikes on the trams/trains/busses where the wheel power is connected to add power to the vehicle. Having multiple bikes installed means that friends can compete to add the most energy back to the vehicle within a certain distance or between stops. Added value, you can take a bit off the price of their ticket because the tram/train/bus company is saving cost on fuel!
Submitted by Maggie Shelton and Lennart Fennema
So what's the most boring thing kids have to do everyday? Going to school. They just won't get out of bed or wash up or get dressed or get on that bus. So...what if we made the ride to school really really fun and something kids look forward to everyday. The idea is to transform school buses into boats, helicopters, spaceships etc. Do all sorts of fun things inside - like water-bed seats, video games and music, painting etc. There maybe around 8-10 buses in every school, so the buses can be changed everyday for every lot of kids.
Since it is time of the major flu outbreak, hand washing has become such an important daily habit. Not only is it important to just wash your hands, but to wash them longer than 30 seconds which many fail to do. In light to this, it would be great if the mirror in front of us started to move and alter our physical features as soon as we turn on the tap. When pressing to get soap for it turns to colors so that we can see our selves in black and white as well as inverted colors etc. As soon as the tap is turned off the mirror would go back to normal.
Submitted by Barbara Bobic
Lots of parents start involving their children, from an early stage, in different sport activities such as swimming, trekking, climbing. And we all know, in climbing, kids have a special wall arranged for them, with different accessories and helpful supports.
What if, instead of the wall we use a large replica of Planet Earth?
- the mountains chains and volcanoes would come out in relief
- the climbing supports would be fixed in the same places where the mountain peeks are situated on the map
Do you brush your teeth? It’s boring, isn’t it? Getting up every single morning and ruining your whole day with this “amusing” activity. The fun toothpaste will wash away your problem. Wouldn’t it be for fun to use temporary coloring toothpaste? With this creation you’ll have a lot of fun and it’s a very fresh beginning for your day.
Submitted by Minko Marinov
This game makes commuting and waiting for trains a fun and stimulating experience. Three huge numbers are painted or pasted on the subway platforms, however not on one surface but several different ones on many levels of depth. The objective of the game is to find the viewpoint from where the color fields makes out a number. Should you stand at the wrong place the fields are incomprehensible. Once you've found the viewpoint where the number is visible you can find a plaque on the floor or closest wall with two small numbers.
Vending machines usually dispense sugary liquid that isn't good for anyone. But those colourful plastic bottles are so much more appealing than water. To change people's behaviour, how about making a vending machine that dispenses water in tetra paks. To make it fun, the vending machine will have an interactive graffiti screen where people can use colours and finger strokes to design one side of their water pak. There could also be pre-loaded designs to choose from--or you can freestyle. The result is a customized water "bottle".
Have you ever notice that: when people open the tap, do they use the water or just do something like brush their teeth or stylish their hair but open the tap without conscious. They just unconsiously waste the water resource. We need something can remind them: you should be awareness of saving the water. We would like to design a tap built in a “bomb”. When people open the tap, they must wash their hands and turn off it within 7 seconds. Otherwise, the led display shall show explosion and sound serious warning.
In major cities around the world pedestrians do not respect the red traffic light at road crossings and prefer to run carps, causing delays in traffic and sometimes even personal injury to themselves. Across the zebra crossing on both sides of the road there will be two identical installations comprised of a modified "push button and wait for signal" box. It will have a speaker set and music. When the button is pushed the pavement sticker starts the game. When the traffic light for pedestrians turns red, the music starts and the bubbles light up.
Essentially a kids’ playground roundabout, with a large Archimedes screw within. A mixture of a mincer and the idea behind the African water pump concept. Using the energy of turning the roundabout (geared down if necessary) the lightweight, highly compressible materials are packed ever more tightly. Possible enhancements could include a facility to extract the end result in bales, thus enabling a never-ending constant feed process.
Submitted by Peter M
When you read, the eyes needs to go from the end of each line back to start of the next line, covering that ground without picking up any words. When reading, like you are now, gathering information from symbols placed on paper, could you pick up information on your way back from the last line? It would be like watching television without commercials, smooth sure gliding the whole way.
Submitted by Indigo Children Inc.
When it is raining, most of the big scale shopping malls would place an "umbrella plastic bag stand" at the entrances, prevent the wet umbrellas bring the water to make the floor slippery. Even it would prevent accidents, but it produces loads of plastic bags in a very short time when the customers leave the mall.
Instead we can use Dog the dryer!
Bigger umbrella can use a bigger size dog.
Smaller dog for a rather short umbrella.
Just simply place the wet umbrella into the dog body,
grab the tail of th dog, then,
My idea for an invention is a huge interactive dance mat located at a park. The massive dance mat would play music for people to dance to and as you danced or stepped on the mat, it would active large water fountains that would squirt up water. Obviously the only way for the fountains to work would be if someone stepped or danced on the mat. People would also have access to the fountains and be able to walk or run through the fountains for fun.
Submitted by Karla Salvatore
Every time you reuse this bottle (each time it is filled up again) a dimention of the art changes and the image gets more complex. The first time you use the bottle, a square appears, second time is 2 squares, each acting as individual pixles. It becomes less abstract each time it is used. This will encourage people to keep the same bottle for years just to see the imege change and grow into a piece of art. Reduce, reuse. Submitted by Jenna Meath.
Fun way of crushing cans or plastic containers while exercising those biceps and triceps. You can do it solo or with a friend. Just insert the materials into the box, close the lid, turn the handles and watch them get crushed through the transparent Plexiglas. Once the materials have been fully crushed to your content, just release the latch for them to be dumped in the recycling bin. Can also be re-configured to use your legs for those cycling enthusiasts.
Submitted by Arthur Yong Wei Ter
We have become disconnected from the way we generate power and have allowed the use of fossil fuels to become a primary contributor to global warming. Powertopia is a fun, educational playground that teaches children and their parents about renewable energy, the principles of power generation and energy storage. By harnessing the energy that children naturally produce on playgrounds, we can develop their intuition of renewable energy principles. This can ultimately lead to a change in the way children interact with power and understand electricity. Submitted by Oliver Haas
Most batteries become highly hazardous at the end of their useful life.
Therefore it is necessary to collect them for appropriate disposal or recycling.
The idea is to make an eye-catching mechanism (similar to the one in Charlie Chaplins movie ‘Modern Times’) that is activated through batteries. Every inserted battery makes the mechanism turn for several seconds. The more batteries are inserted, the longer the machine is working. Submitted by Bernhard Neuwirth and Alina Avscharova
This is an idea for sinks that will sense the movement of a person washing there hands which will then affect the music playing in the restroom. Examples could include beat mods, scratching, loop play, pitch change, tempo control, etc (cross your eyes to match the pictures of the sink and view in 3d). Submitted by Matt Vaughan.